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January 20th, 2015
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DCFD tackled a 2-alarm apartment fire with Heavy Content Challenges
Great footage from Statter911.com of a three alarm fire in PG county Maryland that was complicated by Hoarding Conditions. This is a great reminder that Heavy Content conditions can be found in any occupancy. It is common to find these conditions in multi-family dwellings. The case study from 200 Wellesly Ave in Toronto is a HUGE reminder of Hoarding in a High Rise occupancy.
News from WKTLA.com Eight firefighters were injured while battling a blaze at a Venice storage facility, which took over 14 hours to knockdown, fire department officials said Sunday. Over 200 firefighters had worked to extinguish a fire at the Extra Space Storage facility located in the 600 block of Venice Boulevard (map), which broke out around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
WEST PALM BEACH (CBS12) - The problem of hoarding came into focus in a neighborhood near West Palm Beach on Wednesday.Frank Buttaravoli's company, Hello Junk Removal, got a call about a man whose condo was filled with packaged food. The owner had placed cans at the base of piles of boxed and bagged staples, filling the man's living room, dining room and bedroom.About an hour into the job of hauling away the thousands of packages, rodent sounds could be heard in the apartment..
In the above news video the exposure dangers to all first responder agencies is highlighted. During the clip you will notice fire, police, and EMS agencies all responded to this call for service. The news explains the initial call for service as being a respiratory distress call that evolved into a HazMat situation, due to the suspected Meth Lab inside. This is a great example of the exposure potential to all first responder agencies. Let’s take a look as some learning points from this news clip: